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Drawing alternate realities at Secret Garden Party

November 8, 2017 — by Marissa
This summer at the Secret Garden Party festival, we invited sensory neuroscientist Ed Bracey and contemporary artist Stephanie Bickford-Smith to collaborate with us on a new psychedelic life drawing event that explored brain diversity and perceptual phenomena. Our senses allow us to...
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Devil in the Room: the nightmares of sleep paralysis

October 5, 2017 — by Pigalle
In this guest blog, director Carla MacKinnon shares how her struggles with sleep paralysis inspired her to work with scientists and communicate their research through film. She will join us at the Book Club for Fright Night, an evening exploring sleep paralysis, nightmares and lucid...
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Connecting Lovers in New York City

March 12, 2015 — by louis
On Friday the 13th we’re hosting a very special version of Sensory Speed Dating for the first time in New York. We’ll guide a select group of brave New Yorkers through a series of sensory interactions at a secret location somewhere in Manhattan. Neuroscientist Heather Berlin and Zach Kopciak (who...
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Brain Banquet Menu

February 26, 2014 — by louis
We’re delighted to announce the menu for our forthcoming Brain Banquet on the 13-15 March. The evening will include a five-course dining experience created by food designers Blanch & Shock, in collaboration with neuroscientists and brain injury charity Headway East London. Scroll down to see what’s on offer...     
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Secret Garden Party, Friday July 23: Music & The Mind

July 22, 2010 — by Zoe
Music: a trick of the mind and the ultimate reason festivals happen at all. 11am Rhythm & The Brain, Jessica Grahn, University of Cambridge Learn how regular beats are rooted in biology and why babies can pick up any rhythm. Make friends and discover how...
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